Thursday, July 11, 2013

Missouri Fishing Report





PLEASE CHECK REGULATIONS CAREFULLY: Special regulations may apply to designated portions of water bodies; some baits and lures may not be legal for all portions.
If an area is missing, please contact the appropriate regional MDC office or trout location for details: Central 573-815-7900, Kansas City 816-622-0900, Northeast 660-785-2420, Northwest 816-271-3100, Ozark 417-256-7161, Saint Louis 636-441-4554, Southeast 573-290-5730, Southwest 417-895-6880, Bennett Spring State Park 417-532-4418, Maramec Spring Park 573-265-7801, Montauk State Park 573-548-2585, Roaring River State Park 417-847-2430.

Central

Lakes

Temperature: 81º
Water Level: normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass


Prospect
Fair
Channel Catfish


Prospect
Fair
black bass fair; channel catfish fair; all other species slow. (Reported on: 7/9/13)
Temperature: 80º
Water Level: normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass


Prospect
Good
Bluegill


Prospect
Good
Channel Catfish


Prospect
Good
largemouth bass good on soft plastics and topwater lures early and late in the day; bluegill and channel catfish good on worms; all other species slow; the lake is closed to private boats and bait held or transported in containers with water is prohibited. (Reported on: 7/9/13)
Temperature: 78º
Water Level: normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass


Prospect
Slow
White Bass


Prospect
Slow
Crappie


Prospect
Slow
Catfish


Prospect
Slow


Prospect
Fair
black bass slow, try worms and dark colored soft plastics; white bass slow, try light colored soft plastics, Rooster Tails and crappie jigs; crappie slow, try minnows and crappie jigs; catfish fair using worms and cut shad. (Reported on: 7/9/13)
Temperature: 80º
Water Level: normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass


Prospect
Slow
White Bass


Prospect
Slow
Crappie


Prospect
Slow
Catfish


Prospect
Fair
black bass slow, try dark colored soft plastics and crankbaits; white bass slow, try light colored soft plastics; crappie slow, try minnows; catfish fair on stinkbaits, cut baits and shrimp. (Reported on: 7/9/13)
Temperature: 80º
Water Level: normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish


Prospect
Slow
Crappie


Prospect
Slow
Black Bass


Prospect
Slow
White Bass


Prospect
Slow
All species slow. (Reported on: 7/9/13)
Temperature: 80º
Water Level: normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass


Prospect
Good
Crappie


Prospect
Fair
Catfish


Prospect
Good
White Bass


Prospect
Fair
black bass good, try using crankbaits and spinnerbaits; crappie fair, try using minnows; catfish good, try using cut shad and chicken livers; white bass fair, try using soft plastic baits . (Reported on: 7/9/13)
Temperature: 80º
Water Level: normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass


Prospect
Fair
Crappie


Prospect
Fair
Catfish


Prospect
Good
White Bass


Prospect
Fair
black bass fair, try using topwater lures; crappie fair, try using dark jigs; catfish good, try using cut shad and chicken liver; white bass fair, try soft plastic baits.  (Reported on: 7/9/13)
Temperature: 80º
Water Level: normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish


Prospect
Fair
Bluegill


Prospect
Good
Redear Sunfish


Prospect
Good
Largemouth Bass


Prospect
Good
channel catfish fair on chicken liver; bluegill good on earthworms; redear sunfish good on crickets; largemouth bass good on topwater lures; all other species slow; all use including fishing is prohibited from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. (Reported on: 7/9/13)

Rivers

Water Level: low
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Flathead Catfish


Prospect
Fair
Blue Catfish


Prospect
Fair
flathead catfish and blue catfish fair on goldfish; all other species slow. (Reported on: 7/9/13)
Water Level: low
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Blue Catfish


Prospect
Good
Channel Catfish


Prospect
Good
Flathead Catfish


Prospect
Fair
blue catfish and channel catfish good on cut carp; flathead catfish fair on live sunfish and bluegill; all other species slow. (Reported on: 7/9/13)
Temperature: 78º
Water Level: normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass


Prospect
Slow
White Bass


Prospect
Slow
Crappie


Prospect
Slow
Catfish


Prospect
Fair
black bass slow, try worms and dark colored soft plastics; white bass slow, try light colored soft plastics, Rooster Tails and crappie jigs; crappie slow, try minnows and crappie jigs; catfish fair using worms and cut shad. (Reported on: 7/9/13)


Kansas City

Lakes

Temperature: 81º
Water Level: low
Water Type: clear
water level 6" low; channel catfish fair on chicken liver and cut baits; largemouth bass good on topwater baits early and late in the day; bluegill fair on worms around brush piles and spawning beds; redear sunfish fair on small jigs on spawning beds; crappie slow with some success on jigs 2' under a bobber near deep water brush. (Reported on: 7/9/13)
Temperature: 84º
Water Level: normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass


Prospect
Fair
Crappie


Prospect
Slow
Catfish


Prospect
Fair
Fishing pressure light. (Reported on: 7/10/13)
Temperature: 78º
Water Level: high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
White Crappie


Prospect
Good
White Bass


Prospect
Good
Catfish


Prospect
Good
Catfish good on jug lines and cut bait; white crappie good on shad. (Reported on: 7/10/13)
Temperature: 78º
Water Level: normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Catfish


Prospect
Good
All other species fair. (Reported on: 7/10/13)

Rivers

Temperature: 78º
Water Level: falling
Water Type: muddy
fishing is slow with some success with blue and flathead catfish being caught while drift fishing with cut bait; flathead catfish are biting on lines baited with goldfish or sunfish; channel catfish are biting on worms and dip bait; all other species slow. (Reported on: 7/9/13)

Northeast

Lakes

Temperature: 85º
Water Level: normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie


Prospect
Fair
Bluegill


Prospect
Fair
crappie fair on minnows; bluegill fair; all other species slow. (Reported on: 7/9/13)
Temperature: 83º
Water Level: normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish


Prospect
Fair
Largemouth Bass


Prospect
Good
Bluegill


Prospect
Fair
channel catfish fair using chicken liver and earthworms; largemouth bass good using Rooster Tails; bluegill fair using Beetle Spins; all other species slow; the lake is closed to private boats, and bait held or transported in containers with water is prohibited.  (Reported on: 7/9/13)
Temperature: 76º
Water Level: high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish


Prospect
Fair
Black Bass


Prospect
Fair
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass)


Prospect
Fair
Crappie


Prospect
Fair
channel catfish good on leeches, liver, cut baits and stinkbaits; black bass fair on points with cover using plastic baits; hybrid striped bass fair on shad lures; crappie fair on jigs; all other species slow. (Reported on: 7/9/13)
Temperature: 76º
Water Level: high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Crappie


Prospect
Fair
White Bass


Prospect
Fair
small crappie fair on jigs and minnows; white bass fair on jigs and small crankbaits; all other species slow. (Reported on: 7/9/13)
Temperature: 80º
Water Level: high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish


Prospect
Fair
channel catfish fair on cut baits and liver; all other species slow. (Reported on: 7/9/13)

Rivers

Temperature: 79º
Water Level: falling
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish


Prospect
Fair
Freshwater Drum


Prospect
Good
channel catfish fair on cut baits and stinkbaits; freshwater drum good on nightcrawlers; all other species slow. (Reported on: 7/9/13)
Temperature: 76º
Water Level: high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Freshwater Drum


Prospect
Good
Channel Catfish


Prospect
Fair
drum good on nightcrawlers; channel catfish fair on prepared baits; all other species slow. (Reported on: 7/9/13)


Ozark

Lakes

Temperature: 81º
Water Level: high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass

Prospect
Fair
black bass fair on topwater lures. (Reported on: 7/10/13)
Temperature: 80º
Water Level: high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass

Prospect
Fair
black bass fair on soft plastics and topwater lures. (Reported on: 7/10/13)

Rivers

Temperature: 74º
Water Level: normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Smallmouth Bass

Prospect
Good
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye)

Prospect
Fair
Channel Catfish

Prospect
Fair
smallmouth bass good on jigs and crankbaits; goggle-eye fair on jigs; channel catfish fair on live bait. (Reported on: 7/10/13)
Temperature: 73º
Water Level: normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass

Prospect
Fair
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye)

Prospect
Fair
black bass fair on soft plastics and live bait; goggle-eye fair on soft plastics, live bait and spinnerbaits; all other species fair. (Reported on: 7/10/13)
Temperature: 74º
Water Level: normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Smallmouth Bass

Prospect
Good
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye)

Prospect
Good
smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastics. (Reported on: 7/10/13)
Temperature: 75º
Water Level: normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Smallmouth Bass

Prospect
Good
Suckers

Prospect
Good
smallmouth bass good on plastic worms; suckers good on nightcrawlers. (Reported on: 7/10/13)
Temperature: 58º
Water Level: normal
Water Type: clear
all species good. (Reported on: 7/10/13)
Temperature: 76º
Water Level: normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Smallmouth Bass

Prospect
Good
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye)

Prospect
Fair
Channel Catfish

Prospect
Fair
smallmouth bass good on jigs and crankbaits; goggle-eye fair jigs; channel catfish fair on live baits. (Reported on: 7/10/13)
Temperature: 79º
Water Level: low
Water Type: dingy
all species slow. (Reported on: 7/10/13)
Temperature: 74º
Water Level: normal
Water Type: clear
all species good on soft plastic baits. (Reported on: 7/10/13)
Temperature: 68º
Water Level: normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Smallmouth Bass

Prospect
Good
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye)

Prospect
Good
smallmouth bass and google-eye good on soft plastic baits. (Reported on: 7/10/13)

Southeast

Lakes

Temperature: 86º
Water Level: normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie

Prospect
Slow
Black Bass

Prospect
Slow
Bluegill

Prospect
Fair
Largemouth Bass

Prospect
Slow
Channel Catfish

Prospect
Fair
channel catfish fair on chicken liver and nightcrawlers; bluegill fair on worms and small soft plastics; all other species slow. (Reported on: 7/9/13)
Temperature: 79º
Water Level: normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass

Prospect
Slow
Crappie

Prospect
Slow
Largemouth Bass

Prospect
Good
Channel Catfish

Prospect
Good
Bluegill

Prospect
Slow
largemouth bass good on dark colored soft plastics during low light periods; channel catfish good on liver after dark; all other species slow. (Reported on: 7/9/13)
Temperature: 81º
Water Level: normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie

Prospect
Slow
Largemouth Bass

Prospect
Slow
Bluegill

Prospect
Fair
Redear Sunfish

Prospect
Fair
Channel Catfish

Prospect
Slow
bluegill and redear sunfish fair in 1' - 3' of water on jigs, crickets and worms; largemouth bass slow in 1' - 3' of water on minnows, jigs, plastic worms and crankbaits; channel catfish slow in 2' - 8' of water on worms, crickets and stinkbait; crappie slow on minnows and jigs in 1' - 3' of water; all other species slow.  NEW CRAPPIE REGULATION: no length limit on crappie on Cypress Lake, the daily limit of 15 remains in effect. (Reported on: 7/8/13)
Temperature: 80º
Water Level: high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass

Prospect
Good
Crappie

Prospect
Slow
Warmouth

Prospect
Fair
Bluegill

Prospect
Fair
Redear Sunfish

Prospect
Fair
largemouth bass good on topwater lures and weedless plastic worms; bluegill, redear sunfish and warmouth fair on crickets; all other species slow. (Reported on: 7/9/13)
Water Level: normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass

Prospect
Fair
Bluegill

Prospect
Fair
Crappie

Prospect
Slow
Channel Catfish

Prospect
Slow
Redear Sunfish

Prospect
Fair
bluegill and redear sunfish fair on worms; largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and topwater lures; all other species slow. (Reported on: 7/9/13)
Temperature: 88º
Water Level: normal
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Crappie

Prospect
Slow
Sunfish

Prospect
Fair
Black Bass

Prospect
Fair
Channel Catfish

Prospect
Fair
channel catfish fair on liver; black bass fair on buzzbaits; sunfish fair on worms; all other species slow. (Reported on: 7/8/13)
Water Level: normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie

Prospect
Slow
Bluegill

Prospect
Fair
Channel Catfish

Prospect
Fair
Black Bass

Prospect
Slow
bluegill fair on crickets; channel catfish fair on chicken livers, cut baits and worms; all other species slow. NEW CRAPPIE REGULATION: no length limit on crappie on DeLaney Lake, the daily limit of 15 remains in effect. (Reported on: 7/8/13)
Temperature: 84º
Water Level: normal
Fish Reported:
Black Bass

Prospect
Fair
Crappie

Prospect
Slow
Channel Catfish

Prospect
Fair
Bluegill

Prospect
Fair
channel catfish fair using live bait on jug lines and trotlines at night; bluegill fair using crickets and worms; black bass fair using plastic worms early and late in the day; all other species slow. Anglers should note the 9" minimum length limit regulation for crappie on Wappapello Lake. Recorded lake level and other infomation can be received by calling the Wappapello Lake Information Hotline at 573-222-8139 or 1-877-lake-info. (Reported on: 7/8/13)

Rivers

Temperature: 79º
Water Level: normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish

Prospect
Slow
Bluegill

Prospect
Slow
White Bass

Prospect
Slow
Smallmouth Bass

Prospect
Slow
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye)

Prospect
Slow
all species slow. (Reported on: 7/8/13)
Temperature: 81º
Water Level: normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie

Prospect
Fair
Black Bass

Prospect
Fair
Channel Catfish

Prospect
Fair
Bluegill

Prospect
Fair
channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers and cut baits; crappie fair on minnows and assorted jigs; black bass fair on plastic lures; bluegill fair on live bait; all other species slow. (Reported on: 7/9/13)
Water Level: low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish

Prospect
Slow
Bluegill

Prospect
Slow
Black Bass

Prospect
Good
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye)

Prospect
Good
black bass and google-eye good on minnows and soft plastics; all other species slow. (Reported on: 7/8/13)
Water Level: falling
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish

Prospect
Fair
Blue Catfish

Prospect
Slow
Flathead Catfish

Prospect
Slow
channel catfish, flathead catfish and blue catfish fair on worms and stinkbaits; all other species slow. (Reported on: 7/9/13)
Water Level: rising
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass

Prospect
Slow
Channel Catfish

Prospect
Fair
Flathead Catfish

Prospect
Slow
Blue Catfish

Prospect
Slow
channel catfish fair on cut baits and worms; all other species slow. (Reported on: 7/8/13)
Temperature: 81º
Water Level: normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Green Sunfish

Prospect
Slow
Longear Sunfish

Prospect
Slow
Black Bass

Prospect
Fair
Crappie

Prospect
Fair
Channel Catfish

Prospect
Fair
crappie fair on minnows and jigs; channel catfish fair on cut bait and nightcrawlers; black bass fair on hard and soft plastic lures; all other species slow.  (Reported on: 7/9/13)
Temperature: 76º
Water Level: normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish

Prospect
Good
Flathead Catfish

Prospect
Good
Black Bass

Prospect
Fair
Crappie

Prospect
Slow
channel catfish good on pole and line and trotlines with stinkbaits, chicken liver and worms; flathead catfish good on trotlines with live bait (small goldfish or sunfish); black bass fair on pole and line with spinnerbaits and plastic worms; all other species slow. (Reported on: 7/9/13)

Southwest

Lakes

Temperature: 86º
Water Level: high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass

Prospect
Good
Striped Bass

Prospect
Fair
Crappie

Prospect
Fair
Walleye

Prospect
Fair
Catfish

Prospect
Fair
black bass good on topwater lures, spinnerbaits, soft plastics, jigs and nightcrawlers; crappie fair on minnows near brush piles; walleye fair on jerkbaits, crankbaits, and nightcrawlers; striped bass fair on large jerkbaits and swimbaits; catfish fair on nightcrawlers; all other species slow. (Reported on: 7/10/13)
Temperature: 53º
Water Level: high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout

Prospect
Good
trout good in the upper portion of the lake on marabou jigs and glo balls while drifting with the current, also try Rooster Tails and Rogues; trout good in the lower portion of the lake on orange, chartreuse, and pink Power Baits, nightcrawlers and corn. (Reported on: 7/8/13)
Temperature: 81º
Water Level: normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass

Prospect
Good
Crappie

Prospect
Good
Catfish

Prospect
Good
Walleye

Prospect
Slow
Bluegill

Prospect
Good
crappie good along bluffs in 6' - 10' of water; black bass good along bluffs and main lake points on plastic baits; catfish good on live bait; bluegill good on worms; all other species slow. (Reported on: 7/10/13)
Temperature: 78º
Water Level: normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass

Prospect
Fair
Walleye

Prospect
Fair
Catfish

Prospect
Fair
Crappie

Prospect
Fair
black bass fair on topwater lures early and swimming grubs; crappie fair on minnows near structure in deeper water; catfish fair on shrimp and nightcrawlers; walleye fair on jigs tipped with nightcrawlers. (Reported on: 7/10/13)
Temperature: 82º
Water Level: normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass

Prospect
Fair
Catfish

Prospect
Slow
black bass fair on soft plastic crayfish, try watermelon colored with red fleck during the day and black or dark brown during the night, also try large purple plastic worms in 20' of water; all other species slow. (Reported on: 7/10/13)
Temperature: 82º
Water Level: high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass

Prospect
Fair
White Bass

Prospect
Fair
Walleye

Prospect
Fair
black bass fair on drop shot with worms in 20' - 25' of water; white bass fair off main lake points using jigging spoons; walleye fair on spoons and live bait. (Reported on: 7/10/13)

Rivers

Temperature: 82º
Water Level: normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass

Prospect
Good
Catfish

Prospect
Good
Bluegill

Prospect
Fair
Crappie

Prospect
Fair
black bass good on topwater lures with spooks and buzzbaits, try using a Carolina rig with soft plastics and nightcrawlers in 25' - 30' of water in the afternoon; white bass good on Rattle Traps in coves, use jigs on flats in the morning and evening hours; catfish good on minnows and nightcrawlers, try drifting or use trotlines and limb lines; bluegill fair on worms and crickets in 6' - 10' of water along the banks; crappie fair on jigs and minnows, best in drop offs and deep channels. (Reported on: 7/10/13)
Temperature: 80º
Water Level: normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass

Prospect
Fair
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye)

Prospect
Fair
Rainbow Trout

Prospect
Fair
black bass fair on nightcrawlers and soft plastics; goggle-eye fair on minnows, also try soft plastics; trout good on bright colored Power Baits.  (Reported on: 7/10/13)

St. Louis

Lakes

Temperature: 82º
Water Level: normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass

Prospect
Good
Catfish

Prospect
Good
Bluegill

Prospect
Good
Crappie

Prospect
Fair
black bass good on spinners and plastic worms; catfish good on cut bait and livers; bluegill good on worms; crappie fair on minnows. (Reported on: 7/10/13)
Temperature: 83º
Water Level: normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish

Prospect
Good
Catfish good on worms, livers and prepared baits. (Reported on: 7/10/13)

Rivers

Temperature: 82º
Water Level: high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish

Prospect
Fair
Black Bass

Prospect
Slow
Crappie

Prospect
Slow
Bluegill

Prospect
Fair
Catfish fair on cut bait; black bass slow on crankbaits; crappie slow on minnows; bluegill fair on crickets. (Reported on: 7/10/13)
Temperature: 81º
Water Level: high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish

Prospect
Fair
Bluegill

Prospect
Good
Black Bass

Prospect
Good
Crappie

Prospect
Slow
catfish fair on cut bait; bluegill good on worms; black bass good on plastic worms. (Reported on: 7/10/13)
Temperature: 81º
Water Level: rising
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Catfish

Prospect
Fair
Black Bass

Prospect
Good
Bluegill

Prospect
Good
Catfish fair on cut bait; black bass good on plastic worms; bluegill good on worms. (Reported on: 7/10/13)
Temperature: 81º
Water Level: rising
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass

Prospect
Good
Catfish

Prospect
Fair
Bluegill

Prospect
Good
Catfish fair on cut bait; black bass good on plastic worms; bluegill good on worms. (Reported on: 7/10/13)
Temperature: 80º
Water Level: high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish

Prospect
Fair
Blue catfish fair on cut bait; channel catfish fair on dip baits; all other species slow. (Reported on: 7/10/13)
Temperature: 80º
Water Level: high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Catfish

Prospect
Fair
blue catfish fair on cut bait; channel catfish fair on dip baits; flathead catfish fair on live bait. (Reported on: 7/10/13)

Trout Parks

Trout Parks

Temperature: 54º
Water Level: normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout

Prospect
Good
Brown Trout

Prospect
Fair
Zone 1 and 2 lures that are working well are: gold plated black and yellow colored and pink and white colored marabou jigs; white colored, and salmon colored glo balls; brown with orange tail colored, white with white blade colored, and yellow bumblebee colored Rooster Tails; chartreuse brassie; white floss; blue, red and gold colored Cracklebacks; brown midge; Zone 3 baits that are popular are Gulp minnow grubs, Berkley Power Bait white or orange extra scent, kapok.  July fishing hours are 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.  We will try to finish weed cutting the week of July 8.  Thank you for your patience. (Reported on: 7/9/13)
Temperature: 59º
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout

Prospect
Good
The river level is normal, standing at 2.06' at the lower park boundary, the water is clear, 2 lb. test fishing line or lighter is recommended; fishing is good on most baits; white, brown and yellow scented dough and putty baits are working well in the bait zones; most flies, Rooster Tails and jigs in black and yellow, olive colors and other dark colors are working well, some colors work better at different times of the day; the best fishing is in the mornings and evenings, especially on warmer days.  July fishing hours are 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.  For up-to-date stream conditions check http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?07064440 (Reported on: 7/9/13)
Temperature: 58º
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout

Prospect
Good
 Fishing is still very good at Roaring River State Park, the river is low and clear, 2 lb. line is best right now, if you are fly fishing you'll have a great time right now, the dry fly action is very good, beetles, ants, hoppers, blue wing olives, caddis, griffith gnats, small cream midges are all good on top right now; use 7X on dries, if you are going to nymph fish, 6X works pretty well, but you'll get more hits if you use 7X and your leader should be 9' or longer right now; nymphs that are working right now would be caddis larva (burlaps), sow bugs pheasant tails, copper johns, small zebra midges (black, olive, and brown) #18 and smaller are best right now; baby buggers and Cracklebacks are both working very well, stripping these flies can be very effective in the heat of the day; worm and egg fisherman will do best on white, cheese, orange/white, John Deere green, electric chicken, and the pink/yellow have been good colors on the plastic baits; Rooster Tails, small spoons, 3" and smaller crankbaits, and the wooly spinners are all working well in the mornings; marabou jigs are very effective right now, Roaring River Specials are great, olive, white, black/yellow, tan and the brown with the green body (crystal chenille) have all been working well; micro jigs in tan, white, olive and black/yellow are all very good right now, you need 2 lb. line when throwing the small micro jigs;in Zone 3 nightcrawlers and corn have been working well, and the yellow Power Bait has been good also this past week.    (Reported on: 7/9/13)